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Flagging as an Indication of Wind Speed - Selecting a site for your Wind Turbine

by: Sara on 06/05/2017

Today's post is an excerpt from Power from the Wind: A Practical Guide to Small-scale Energy Production - Revised 2nd Edition by Dan Chiras. In it he describes flagging and the Griggs-Putnam Index of Deformity and there use in wind site assessment. 

Mike Bergey states that a stand-alone (off-grid) wind energy system makes sense if you’re in an …

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Win Two Tickets to the Mother Earth News Fair in Asheville May 6-7

by: Sara on 04/20/2017

We are giving away two weekend passes to the Mother Earth News Fair in Asheville, NC, May 6-7th and a book of your choice from one of our authors speaking at the fair!

Simply post in the comment section about why you would like to attend and you will be entered to win!

Draw takes place May 1st. 

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Market Gardening and Food Forests, Permaculture in Spain

by: Sara on 02/20/2017

In today's post we hear from Darrell Frey, owner and manager of Three Sisters Farm, a 5-acre permaculture farm, solar greenhouse and market garden located in Western Pennsylvania.  Darrell is also the author of The Bioshelter Market Garden: A Permaculture Farm and co-author of the soon to be released, The Food Forest Handbook: Design and Manage a …

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Mother Earth News Fair Ticket Giveaway

by: Sara on 02/02/2017

We are giving away two weekend passes to the Mother Earth News Fair in Belton, Texas, Feb 18-19th and a book of your choice from one of our authors speaking at the fair!

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From Pubs to Permaculture

by: Sara on 12/07/2016

On this 7th day of our 12 Days of Giving sale, one of our editors, Rob West, shares his story of transitioning from "hygge" in the big city to "hygge" on the homestead. You can follow Rob's journey, including the building of his passive home, on his blog The Handcrafted Life. 

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